Prairie Queen Nine Patch Patchwork Quilt Top
This is a wonderful and charming quilt top with a very interesting variation of a nine patch pattern. Called Prairie Queen in the Hearth and Home pattern book, where it was offered from 1885 through 1937, it's also known as True Blue. There are 16 large nine patch pattern blocks made with white and a pretty variety of 1930's and older cotton fabrics. It's like a scrapbook of the fabrics the quilter had in her sewing scrap basket, including shirting, calico, floral, prints, stripes, solids, feed sacks and more. The sashing is red and white woven gingham and there's a white border. It's machine pieced. It measures 86" x 87". Condition is excellent for such an old timer. There's a little bit of rust stain on one block, (see pic) otherwise, no obvious flaws I can find. I have carefully hand washed it and line dried it. Great for a quilting group to finish into a quilt or comfort. Fun vintage sewing project. Or just display it on a wall.